Dave Feustel wrote:

This is YA question for a different mailing list (viz, kde@kde.org).

> Whether or not it was intended to be, adding an application
> icon to the desktop is currently a two-step process.
>
> The first step is simply creating the icon.
> All input to icon fields is rejected because the
> icon starts out with even the owner having read-only
> access.
>
> The second step: once the icon has been created and installed
> on the desktop,then the icon fields can be modified. Ie the user
> can now fill in the description, the command, the icon,
> etc., but only *after* the user gives himself r/w permissions
> and checks the "is executable" box.
>
> Is this the way adding icons to the desktop is *supposed* to work?


I don't see that behaviour here. Right-click on desktop->create new->link to
application. Set the name to whatever, set the command to (say) 'kwrite'.
Click OK. Click on the icon. KWrite opens.

Have you set your umask to something bizarre?

Regards,
Philip
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